Rev David C W Post's
next sponsored bike ride in aid of St Georges Church, Baghdad
May 24 – June 30 2012
Yes, I know! I said “Never again!” - after my Middle Rasen – Land's End – John O'Groats – Middle Rasen bike ride in 2010 had to be cut short on the way back at Inverness. But you know how it is! You recover. You start cycling again, and before long, your mind gets planning again, and – well, that's what happened to me. So last summer I took the train to Inverness, and cycled back the 500+ miles I had missed out. That completed the original plan.
Well, now the urge to support the continuing need at St. George's, Baghdad is as strong as ever, and I feel ready to have a crack at something as long, but different. I hope to follow National Cycle Route No.1, starting from the point where it passes through Market Rasen, (the traffic lights near the railway bridge), then meanders mainly up the east coast until it ends at the far north of the Shetland Islands. From there I plan to return by a different route, round the north-west coast of Scotland to Ullapool, and across to the Outer Hebrides. While there, weather permitting, I hope to get on a cruise to St. Kilda. I have obtained permission to take my bike, so that I can attempt to cycle up the track to the radar station, which I have been told is the steepest hill in the whole of the UK! You can work out the rest of my route from the map on the next page. Altogether it will be about 2000 miles.
Last time my target was to raise £5,500, one tenth of what was needed each month to fund the aid programme, the medical and dental clinics which give free treatment to all comers, and the kinder-garten and children's work. The generosity of your response was overwhelming, and the final total raised was an amazing £11,219.
So this time my target will be £12,000. It is a huge amount to raise. But I believe we can reach it if each of you who reads this notice will ask five of your relatives, friends or neighbours to join you in supporting my effort. The above table might be helpful for you to keep a record.
Donations may be given in cash in envelopes (which can be handed or delivered to me or my family, Helen and Michael Robinson) or cheques can be made out to – FRRME (David Post's Bike-ride). Alternatively, if you wish to give on line, you can now donate via PayPal at www.FRRME.org ... just click here
Please mention that it is for David Post's Bike–Ride Fund for St. George's Church in Baghdad.
I would particularly appreciate your prayers for me every day of my journey, for my safety and health, and perseverance to keep going when it's really tough, and that I may be able to tell people about St.George's. The map below shows you where I should be each night.
Rev David C.W. Post
Click here to see Davids earlier journey